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Legal Officer (Legal Services) – EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam


The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply.

3. LEGAL SERVICES DIVISION

Post Title: Legal Officer (Legal Services) – 1 Post
Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer- Legal Services

Legal Officer will provide assistance in the interpretation of legal instruments
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

i) To participate in interpretation of all regulatory legislation and other legal documents;

ii) To assist in preparing the Authority’s representation in matters of litigation;

iii) To follow up on implementation of laws, regulations, rules, contracts, agreements and other legal instruments, including to assist in providing legal advice on internal matters such as Human Resources, procurement and contracts for goods and services entered into by the Authority;

iv) To provide inputs to research on legislation and other legal aspects pertaining to regulated sectors and the role and functions of the Authority;

v) To participate in provision of legal inputs and advice to and settle consumer complaints as well as from regulated suppliers;

vi) To participate in consumer complaints hearing sessions;

vii) To participate in drafting various legal instruments;

viii) To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job; and

ix) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

i) Possession of University degree in laws (LL.B) from a recognized university;

ii) Possession of a certificate from law school is required;

iii) Admission to the Bar will be an added advantage;

iv) Possession of Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application;

v) No prior work experience is required but possession of work experience in related fields will be an added advantage.

Mode of Application

Signed application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, academic transcripts, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 18th April 2016.

Only short listed candidate meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General,

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) 7th Floor, LAPF Pension Fund Tower,

Opposite Makumbusho Village, Kijitonyama, P O Box 72175

DAR ES SALAAM

jobs@ewura.go.tz

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